To date, renowned author Paulo Coelho has written 31 books and sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. His second book, The Alchemist, has sold 65 million alone.

However, when The Alchemist was first published in 1988, it was deemed a flop and dropped by the publisher. Although it could have ended his writing career, Paulo persevered and convinced a second publisher to take on the book. Find out why he says the universe conspired to save The Alchemist.

Tune in for the first of Oprah’s two-part interview with Paulo Coelho on Sunday, September 7, at 11 a.m. ET/PT.   
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Forward for 25th anniversary edition written by Paulo Coelho
Paulo reflects on 25 years of The Alchemist
​25th Anniversary Edition

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